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1Jacques Coetzee: Staff Reporter
Jacques grew up in Stellenbosch, South Africa. He also studied International Relations (BA) at Stellenbosch University with an interest in innovation and initiatives and how they could contribute to the benefit of society. I have always been interested in both politics and development and started be... more
2Martin Carstens: Senior reporter
Martin is obsessed with technology and the future. His work life includes positions at UK based, Discovery Invest and currently, Memeburn.... more
3Mich Atagana
Mich started out life wanting to be a theoretical physicist but soon realized that mathematics was required. So, she promptly let go of that dream. She then decided that law might be the best place for her talents, but with too many litigation classes missed in favour of feminist prose, that too had... more
4Nur Bremmen: Staff reporter
Nur is an enigma with a passion for creating words. He recently entered a love affair with technology and chorizo sausages. He travels a lot -- you catch him, if you can, at a Silicon Cape event every now and again.... more
5Stuart Thomas: Motorburn Editor
Stuart Thomas is a product of Rhodes University. Whilst completing his Bachelors in Journalism, Politics and English, he realised he was a bit of a geek, albeit one who isn't afraid of the sun. An honors in English at the same institution failed to curb this. An MA in South African Literature, only ... more
6Ronan Steyn: Staff Reporter
Ronan Steyn has a love for all things technology, with a particular focus on startups, gadgets and games. When not writing the good write, he can be found making films or purveying the latest gadget, game or film. At night he attempts an MA in Screenwriting at UCT. A firm believer that video is the ... more
7Tech In Asia
Tech in Asia is an online technology news startup based in Asia, with team members all across the region. As a crew of journalists and bloggers with a passion for new ways of delivering the news, we’ve bonded together under one goal – to create a great Asia-focused tech news site to tell the wor... more
8Tom Foremski: In Silicon Valley
Tom Foremski is a former Financial Times journalist and the Founder and Publisher of Silicon Valley watcher, which is an online news site reporting on the business of Silicon Valley and the culture of disruption.... more
9Keet Van Zyl
Keet is a ‘Venture Catalyst’ with extensive high-growth investment experience. He structured various private equity funds in Southern Africa for a US fund-of-funds investor and worked at industry-leading companies such as Procter & Gamble, Investec Bank and Mark Shuttleworth’s ‘Here Be ... more
10Steven Norris: Staff reporter
Steven Norris is a born writer, living in Claremont, Cape Town and educated in the ways of graphic design but destined to follow in the footsteps of the worlds greatest authors. He has had many years of experience as an SEO copywriter, learning the ropes the hard way before utterly mastering them. H... more
11Myolisi Sikupela: Staff Reporter
Myolisi Sikupela was born in the Transkei in the village of Zikhovane. He is a writer and a filmmaker. He writes fiction and non-fiction. He has been published in magazines, newspapers and in literature magazines and in a short story anthology. He has also reviewed books, exhibitions and movies. He ... more
Founded in 2007, e27 is a media organization focused on the Asian technology startup industry. We believe in building the community of technology innovators across Asia by reporting on the latest, breaking news relevant to technology startups, technology companies as well as investors on the e27 blo... more
13Jess Green: @jessello
Jess Green is a serial entrepreneur, previously exiting to Tiger Global LLC through bidorbuy, and now founding Perk, a mobile retail engagement app. Jess loves the tech scene, and serves as Investor Relations on the SiliconCape Exco.... more
14Rohan Ayyar
Rohan Ayyar runs premium campaigns at E2M, a digital marketing agency specializing in content strategy, web analytics and conversion rate optimization for startups. His posts are featured on popular online marketing blogs such as MarketingProfs, Social Media Today and Moz. Rohan hangs out round the ... more
15Paul Adepoju
Paul Adepoju is a media entrepreneur, published author and award-winning Nigeria-based freelance journalist. He speaks regularly at major African technology events including NigeriaCom and Nigeria eHealth Forum.... more
16Erik Hersman: In Kenya
I grew up in Kenya and Sudan. I’m one of those guys who’s much more “at home” in Africa, and I currently live in Kenya. I’m happily married and have 3 beautiful little girls that keep me on my toes. I write two main blogs: White African is my personal blog where I write about high-tech mob... more
17Matthew Buckland: Publisher
Matthew Buckland is a web guy who has over the years worked in a programming, editorial and business capacity within the online media environment. He now dedicates his life and soul to Creative Spark and He was previously General Manager of ... more
18Loy Okezie
Loy Okezie is a digital marketing strategist and founder of Startups Nigeria, the first online technology startup community in Nigeria. He has consulted for several small and mid-size companies and helped start-up, one of the leading job portals in Nigeria in 2007. He writes a col... more
Venture Capital 4 Africa is the fastest growing network of entrepreneurs, Angels and VC investors, which aims to connect innovative entrepreneurs (and their ideas) with the network, knowledge and capital they need to realize their potential. Our community extends to more than 159 countries around th... more
20Lauren Granger
While studying towards her Bachelor of Journalism degree at Rhodes University, Lauren gave into her fascination with everything digital. As she was more interested in creeping tech sites and Twitter than she was in picking up one of those printed things called 'newspapers', she decided to specialis... more
21Martin Pasquier
Martin Pasquier is the founder and lead explorer at Innovation is Everywhere. With his team, he roams the emerging markets and hunts for trends, people, and startup stories to share back on his website and in top tech blogs. Why so much travels? With three billion more internet users expected by 202... more
22Mark Kaigwa
Mark Kaigwa is a Creative Director and Marketing Consultant born and based in Nairobi. Mark co-wrote the award-winning Warner Bros. videogame 'Pamoja Mtaani’ (Together in the ‘Hood) their groundbreaking first African videogame project as well as 5 Animated short films for Warner Bros. Animation.... more
23Nicholas Haralambous
Nic a mobile entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Motribe, a mobile platform for publishing on the web. He has previously worked at Vodacom in the social media division launching a mobile alternative reality game, Legends of Echo as well as location based social network, The Grid. He has also ... more
24Carl Bates
Carl Bates (BBS (Hons), GradDipBS, CA, MInstD) is the Founder and Managing Director of Sirdar Global Group, who have partnered with the Institute of Directors in the education and implementation of governance in the SMME sector in Southern Africa. As a global entrepreneur and speaker, Carl has a uni... more
25Gareth Knight
Gareth Knight is a digital maven and open source evangelist. Educated as a zoologist, he is a veteran of two dot com crashes in London, one web 2.0 acquisition, and runs Technovated. Previously, Gareth served in London as Director of Product Management for, a global family genealogy ... more
26Andy Walker
Joining the Memeburn team on the auspicious date of April Fool’s 2014, Andy completed his English Literature Honours degree at Rhodes University a year prior. As a lifelong writer and an undercover nerd, the interwoven world of bits and pixels came more naturally to him than a duck to quacking. Wh... more
27Catherine Murray: Columnist
Catherine is currently the Operations Manager at Creative Spark Interactive in Cape Town, where she is attempting to whip everyone into shape at breakneck speed. Prior to this she was Head of Online at Atalink Ltd, a specialist publishing company based in Central London for 5 years, where she manage... more
28Aki Kalliatakis
Aki Kalliatakis is the founder of The Leadership LaunchPad, a consultancy often called in to advise businesses looking to raise service performance.... more
29Alexandra Fraser
Alexandra Fraser joined Invenfin, an early-stage venture capital firm wholly owned by Remgro in 2009, after completing her Masters in International Business and Emerging Markets (cum laude), at the University of Edinburgh’s Business School.

Her degree focused on finance and technology manageme... more
30Jonathan Houston
Jonathan Houston is passionate about digital marketing and digital strategy. During the day, Jonathan is the Head of Digital Marketing for HKLM. Jonathan's work at HKLM includes strategy conceptualization, focusing on the alignment of digital marketing to business strategy as well as assisting HKLM'... more
31Stephen Timm
Stephen Timm writes on small business in emerging economies through his regular blog Small Business Insight. Follow him on Twitter at @Smallbinsight and on Facebook.... more
32Graeme Lipschitz: Columnist
Graeme Lipschitz is a Business Development manager at He has previously worked for Google UK and Google South Africa as a lead account strategist, growing accounts in the Travel, Finance and Retail sectors.... more
33Tony Seifart
Tony Seifart is in love with Online Marketing. And he’ll share that passion with just about anyone who is willing to listen.

Tony runs seminars and workshops throughout South Africa helping SMME’s fully utilize the Internet in marketing their business, developing online strategies and using t... more
34Louw Barnardt
Louw Barnardt is the MD of Outsourced CFO - a financial consulting business tailored to startups and SME’s and understands your business' financial needs.... more
35Anthony Farr
Anthony's belief in the power of education and his zeal for the upliftment of others inspires him in his CEO responsibilities to drive the mandate of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation and deliver on its objectives. Anthony, a co-founder of the Starfish Greathearts Foundation, has a Bachelor of Busines... more
36Joseph C Lawrence: Columnist
Joseph C Lawrence has had lots of thoughts for a while now about the way in which evolutionary and cognitive psychology can help us improve the way we experience the web. Understanding the way our minds work and process information can give us amazing insights about web design, web marketing, and we... more
37Yoav Tchelet
Yoav Tchelet heads up Digital for JWT in South Africa. He has spent the better part of the last 12 years in various digital roles and projects including founding a digital agency, working with some of the largest brands in SA and abroad and has been involved in a number of internet startups locally.... more is a popular Indian business blog which was started by IT professional and self-confessed internet geek Arun Prabhudesai in 2007. It has evolved into a multi-authored news and opinion site which covers topics such as enterpreneurship, startups and technology.... more
39Marguerite Heyns
Marguerite is a Canadian/South African Biologist with an astonishingly diverse set of interests. During a brief stint working with a grassroots level organisation in Bangladesh, she fell in love with social media and its ability to ignite social change. As a long term interweb addict and narrative n... more
40Vincent Maher
Vince is the CTO and co-founder of Motribe , a mobile community platform. Previously he was the portfolio manager for social media and the commercial manager for mobile advertising at Vodacom, the strategist at the Mail &Guardian Online and creator of Amatomu.c... more
41Saul Kropman
Saul Kropman is a director of GS Industries, a boutique recruitment agency focused on placing top digital talent countrywide.... more
42Basheera Khan
Basheera Khan is a user experience designer with an interest in information architecture, interaction design and content strategy across multiple platforms.

A former journalist, Bash has written for ITWeb and Brainstorm in South Africa and TechCrunch Europe and the Telegraph in the UK.

These d... more
43Lenoy Barkai
Lenoy is a 2013 CFA III candidate (Chartered Financial Analyst) and holds a BA Honours degree (Cum Laude). While studying she worked as a lecturer and translator at the University of Cape Town before joining a predictive analytics firm and serving as company representative in both Europe and South A... more
44Dave Blakey
Dave Blakey is the founder of Snapt, a South African company that develops powerful user interface tools in order to effectively deliver open source software solutions for corporate customers.

Blakey has a strong entrepreneurial background, having previously launched and developed the hugely succ... more
45Adii Pienaar
Co-Founder @WooThemes. New Dad. Ex-Rockstar.... more
46Tac Anderson
From 2001 - 2004 Tac owned a skateboard shop in Las Vegas. From 2005 - 12 Tac has been a partner at a digital marketing agency, a Social Media Strategic lead at HP, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at an early stage VC company, and a VP of Digital Strategies for Waggener Edstrom. Tac is currently the H... more
47Gysbert Kappers
Gys’s enterprising technology spirit was clearly evident at a young age when in his 20s he started an online and offline transaction platform company that was eventually sold to SourceCom when the family business beckoned. What followed was a highly successful 18 year career in building the larges... more
48Kevin Grant: Silicon Valley correspondent
Kevin is a journalism geek who hails from Chicago, Illinois. He spent more than three years working in New York City’s “Silicon Alley” building the content enrichment firm Inform Technologies. He is now a second-year master’s candidate at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg ... more
49Mbali Ndandani
Mbali Ndandani is a communications professional with experience in various sectors including tele communication, sport, government, education and CSI. Her expertise lies in brand reputation, sponsorship, internal communication and customer experience management. She is passionate about helping brand... more
50Hilton Tarrant: Columnist
Hilton Tarrant is production editor at Moneyweb. His main focus is project management for the listed company’s local and international websites, and contributes to their strategic direction. From time-to-time, he also fills in for Alec Hogg on the SAfm Market Update with Moneyweb radio programme. ... more
51Rowan Puttergill: Columnist
Rowan Puttergill is a technology evangelist and software engineer with a long career working in enterprise environments. He brings with him the experience of being the Technical Editor at SA Computer magazine, and a career history as a technical author. He is a huge advocate of open-source technolog... more
52UCT Graduate School of Business
The UCT Graduate School of Business is committed to making business better. Our full colour thinking approach challenges taken for granted assumptions and practices and encourages students to do the same. With our roots in Africa, our focus is on emerging market business and our teaching and researc... more
53Eric Edelstein
Eric Edelstein is a Cape Town Internet Entrepreneur & Angel Investor. His current venture is, a Social Network platform focused on Crowdsourcing. evly helps companies and other organisations to interact, involve and engage their customers and community with Crowdsourcing activities such... more
54Josh Tolan
Josh Tolan is the CEO of Spark Hire, a video interview solution used by more than 2,000 companies across the globe. Learn more about using video interviewing to hire virtual talent and connect with Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter.... more
55Matthew Stone: Columnist
Matthew Stone is a smart guy in Research and Analysis at The Rubiks Room (TRR). Matt supplies sick beats and writes a lot when he’s not exploring the intimate regions of the Internet and its citizens. You can hire him to be a CPR training model.... more
56Graham van der Made: Staff Reporter
Graham started out as an electronics manager at Take2 Home Entertainment and went on to spend a further ten years in the South African ecommerce industry. During this time, Graham founded and managed an online geek and hobby shop. He has always had a passion for writing and has contributed to a numb... more
57Brett Commaille
Brett is the former CEO of Invenfin Venture Capital, an early or seed stage venture capital fund, owned by Remgro Ltd, and focused on differentiated intellectual property with global potential. Brett now runs MyTrueSpark -- a consultancy. As a CA, Brett has worked in audit, merchant banking and cons... more
Founded 31 August 2012, TechMoran is a technology media company profiling Africa’s tech scene by breaking news on the latest innovative web, mobile and hardware startups and exclusively profiling the cool guys and girls behind the innovations.... more
59Andy Hadfield
Andy Hadfield is a digital native... and has big dreams for the Internet.

He has played in every corner of the digital industry, launching his first startup at age 19, while still at the University of Cape Town. getALife (gAL) was essentially a social network before the word was even invented (th... more
60Megan Bernstein
Megan has a love and passion for great brands and extraordinary advertising. She is a true Generation Y baby. Immersed in all forms of new age marketing finding it an invaluable tool. Social media strategist for DigitLab by day, blogger for under5foot and Meme... more
61Emmanuel Sibanda: Editorial Intern
Emmanuel Sibanda is a proudly Zimbabwean-born, LLB Graduate (UKZN) and LLM student (UKZN). Currently interning at Natural Justice and Ventureburn. Emmanuel is an avid believer in the ideology that your reality is a manifestation of your thoughts. He is obsessed with tech-entrepreneurship and already... more
62Nick McCreath
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63Siphiwo Ntuntshe
Siphiwo Ntshuntshe is a Digital Marketer based in Cape Town and has a love affair with Johannesburg. He is currently working on two other projects: completing a post-graduate degree in Finance and Economics, and the Friends of Brands platform, a Johannesburg-based start-up. In his spare time he writ... more
64Cristian Rennella
Cristian Rennella is a specialist in Online Marketing and the Co-Founder of for Brasil. Web Development and Business Plans through the new world that is the Internet.... more
65Rahul Jain
Rahul is an entrepreneur and currently the COO and Co-founder of Peach Payments. Peach Payments provides online and mobile merchants with payments solutions for their sites and mobile apps. Rahul has previously worked with L.E.K. Consulting where he advised large retailers and airlines on their onli... more
66Georgia Christian
Georgia Christian is a digital marketing specialist at web development, design and digital marketing company Lima Bean. You can follow them on Twitter @limabeansa.... more
67Morgan Goddard
Morgan Goddard is the Co-Owner/Creative Director of Maven Agency.

Morgan’s passion is inventing new and more compelling ways to influence consumer buying behaviour online. In the past decade he has gained invaluable experience from working with hundreds of business owners and numerous flagship ... more
HumanIPO is a top pan-African technology news website, covering everything from startups to big tech business, and a community of people creating something new in Africa-- starting businesses, investing in new technologies or joining startups. Create a profile o... more
69Matthew Yeoman
Matthew Yeoman is a freelance writer from Canada, who is currently living abroad. He writes for and several website design companies, frequently guest posts on other websites, and is beginning his published fiction career. He resides in Cape Tow... more
70Ivan Epstein
Ivan leads Sage across Africa, Australia and the Middle East and Asia.

Starting his career at Price Waterhouse, Epstein then co-founded Softline in 1988 leading it from startup to listing on the JSE in 1997. Softline was delisted and acquired by Sage in 2003, when Epstein joined the Sage Group E... more
71Emma Ndoringoma
Emma applied for TechWomen hoping to learn from successful women through their experiences, especially how they balance their social lives with their professions. Emma currently works as Product Manager for Promelec, a worldwide distributor for professional broadband wireless solutions and voice &am... more
72Elizabeth Gould
Elizabeth is the Co-Founder & CEO of codeX, which is growing the next generation of African coders. Developers with strong product focus and problem solving skills are what Africa needs, and they are in desperately short supply. codeX finds the best raw talent and trains them by doing real proje... more
73Liné van der Merwe
Line’ van der Merwe (27) is the Founder and Director of multi-talented design & print studio, Life is Awesome. Specialising in graphic, packaging and web design; UX, XL printing and interior signage, the studio’s team of 12 designs original end-to-end solutions for its diverse client base of... more
74Paul Armstrong
Paul Armstrong runs HERE/FORTH, a consultancy that helps business leaders decide how to best use rapidly changing and emerging technologies. more
75Elizabeth Phillips
Elizabeth Phillips is a former entrepreneur who enjoys writing about anything and everything related to startups and entrepreneurship. She can be found typing away on her laptop in Philadelphia, PA.... more
76Kyle Knox
Kyle Knox is a man of many interests. The vast majority of them involve making the world more efficient. He majored in Economics and Marketing at the University of Stellenbosch and thereafter lived in Korea for three years soaking up lessons from the fast-paced east. He is Burn Media’s latest addi... more
77Justin Spratt
Justin is an Australian, living in South Africa for the last five years. Speaker and writer on issues where technology and economics intersect. General Manager of VoIP Mobile & Wi-Fi HotSpot businesses at Internet Solutions. Co-founder ISLabs. Co-founder of GeekRetreat. Sit on steering committee... more
78Mike Sharman
Mike Sharman is a co-founder of Retroviral, an award winning digital communications agency that creates online word of mouth spread for brands using bespoke strategy, social media, and web tactics. He is also co-founder of Webfluential – a new platform that establishes relationships between consum... more
79Ankit Dudhwewala
Ankit Dudhwewala is the Co-Founder at, a business software discovery platform made for Indian companies.... more
80Colin Daniels
Colin is currently Head of Digital at the Trader Media Group (South Africa), part of Europe’s largest specialist multimedia publishing group jointly-owned by the Guardian Media Group and Apax Partners. He is responsible for managing a commercial department, which includes both sales and technical ... more
81Johann van Tonder
Johann van Tonder is an internet strategist at Naspers head office in Cape Town, has an MBA with a thesis on internet strategy and is currently working on his doctorate. He has a background in photojournalism and multimedia production and was one of the first bloggers in South Africa, in a raw HTML ... more
82Anita Potgieter
Anita Potgeiter is the COO of FOXit, a South African established international provider of solutions, service and support focused on Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) in business.... more
83Dylan Kohlstädt
Dylan Kohlstädt, the founder of Shift ONE digital, an advertising and marketing agency focused on growing entrepreneurs.

She is an online marketing specialist who is passionate about the user’s experience and about helping entrepreneurs and start-ups succeed.

Dylan has 18 years marketing m... more
84Daniel Petz: @d_petz
Daniel Petz is a Hungarian ex-entrepreneur, London Business School alumnus, tech enthusiast who is currently working as a strategic consultant in the TMT sector of Africa. He has gained experience in Hungary, Sweden, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Nigeria. Daniel is passionate about start-ups,... more
85David Ross
David Ross is the director of PVision, a South African manufacturer of display technologies that equip businesses with locally manufactured products which include commercial displays, nano displays, touchscreen technology, mounting solutions and back-end architecture.... more
86Phil Lotter
Phil Lotter is the CEO of Piilo Software, a people management and human resources software and services company with its head office in the United States and its development hub based in South Africa.

Piilo software is designed to make human capital management easy, practical and affordable.... more
87Surekha James
Surekha James is the Communications Specialist at Idyllic Software, a niche Ruby on Rails consulting shop. Idyllic Software specializes in partnering with businesses to cater to their technological needs in terms of web development, mobile applications and branding. In her free time, she can be foun... more
88Catherine Parker
Catherine Parker is a social media and search consultant and web copywriter. Via her first love, copywriting, she fell into the search engine marketing industry, working at Quirk eMarketing in Cape Town, followed by Greenlight Marketing in London, and then iProspect in San Francisco. Most recently, ... more
89Tom Cleveland
Tom Cleveland is a financial analyst with over 30 years of experience in the international payments industry.... more
90Jean-Michel Koenig
Jean-Michel is the CFO of Triggerfish Animation, a Cape Town based media & entertainment company that produced the animated feature films; Adventures in Zambezia, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum & Abigail Breslin and Khumba, starring Liam Neeson.... more
91Craig Raw
Craig is the founding CTO of Quirk, the digital agency. A programmer since the age of six, Craig believes strongly in using technology to educate, create jobs and improve lives. As such, he's created numerous pieces of software over the years, including the online reputation management tool BrandsEy... more
92Tianxiang TX Zhuo
TX Zhuo is a managing partner of Karlin Ventures, an L.A.-based venture capital firm that focuses on early-stage enterprise software, e-commerce, and marketplaces.... more
93Craig Bruton
Originally studying Information Technology, Craig developed an interest in design and online media, and moved from business software programming into the more innovative world of online and digital media. Craig opened Refresh Creative Media in 2001 with Graham Shillington, with the objective of crea... more
94Talita Calitz
Talita was born and raised in Pretoria. She completed her BA Journalism degree at the University of Pretoria. Her main subjects were Journalism, Visual Studies and Communication. She is planning to further my studies in Marketing and Visual Culture. She has travelled to and lived in Tokyo, Mainland ... more
95Liam McDermott
Liam McDermott has been in the Payments sector for just over a decade now. He has an M.Sc. (Physics) and started his career in Academia as a Physics Lecturer, before moving to the corporate sector to work for a global payments software provider, Mosaic Software, in the early 2000’s. He progressed... more
96Triin Linamagi
Triin Linamagi is Key Account Manager at mobile marketing company TextMagic responsible for business development and sales. She has previously worked in UK startups as Head of Customer Services.... more
97Taryn Cromie
Taryn Cromie is sales manager at HansaWorld South Africa.
Hansaworld provides an Integrated Business Platform covering Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise Resource Planning and Accounts together with a wide selection of industry-specific solutions, to more than 75,000 clients in 110 count... more
98Danny Greeff
Having dabbled in graphic design and mobile marketing strategy, Danny now heads up the premium marketplace division at Ad Dynamo, an online advertising company based in Cape Town that is taking Google on at it’s own game. An absolute Internet and gadget junkie, Danny enjoys normal things too; like... more
99Kevin Xu
Kevin Xu is the CEO of MEBO International, a California- and Beijing-based intellectual
property management company specializing in applied health systems. He also leads
Skingenix, which specializes in skin organ regeneration and the research and
development of botanical drug products. Skingen... more
100Tim Shier
Tim Shier is a founding member of 42Engines (a South African startup accelerator) after a 3 year adventure as Managing Director of BrandsEye (a global online reputation and insights product). Prior to BrandsEye, Tim was the marketing manager at one of A... more